Is there a separate Windows package for GNUMP?

Décio Luiz Gazzoni Filho decio at
Mon Mar 25 12:11:03 CET 2013

On Mar 24, 2013, at 2:59 PM, Akhil Anilkumar Kalathungal <akhil.cet at> wrote:

> Hello,
> I had downloaded the gmp-5.1.1.tar.xz on my Ubuntu machine, since I wanted
> to play around with the libraries as part of my thesis work.
> All the commands had been working properly from the Ubuntu terminal:
> ./configure
> make
> make check
> make install
> etc.
> However, I copied the same folder into my Windows 7 (32 bit) OS to the
> folder C:\GNU_MP_Library\gmp-5.0.5\

Did you literally copy the very same folder, which you had previously compiled for Linux, to Windows? Including the compilation output?

Then every binary produced by the Linux compilation (such as gen-fac_ui) should still exist on that folder as Linux ELF files with no extension. Of course if you try to run a Linux binary on Windows that'd be the exact error you'd be expected to get. Maybe this is what's happening?


> Tried to do the commands. The ./configure command ran perfectly. However I
> am having issues with the second command make.
> I am attaching the copied logs from my Cygwin terminal. I am using Cygwin
> in Windows which has the gcc and g++ compilers inbuilt in it.
> Akhil at Akhil-PC /cygdrive/c/GNU_MP_Library/gmp-5.0.5
> $ make
> gcc -std=gnu99 `test -f 'gen-fac_ui.c' || echo './'`gen-fac_ui.c -o
> gen-fac_ui.exe
> ./gen-fac_ui 32 0 >mpz/fac_ui.h || (rm -f mpz/fac_ui.h; exit 1)
> /bin/sh: ./gen-fac_ui: cannot execute binary file
> Makefile:1386: recipe for target `mpz/fac_ui.h' failed
> make: *** [mpz/fac_ui.h] Error 1
> For some reason, the target is failing for the binary file gen-fac_ui.exe.
> I thought the reason was with the exe extension and hence I went ahead and
> changed the macro "EXEEXT_FOR_BUILD"  in the Makefile from '' to '.exe'.
> However I am getting the same build error. The Makefile that I modified is
> in the same folder C:\GNU_MP_Library\gmp-5.0.5\
> Can someone please assist me in fixing this? That will be a big help.
> Thank You,
> Akhil,
> Graduate Student,
> U Cincinnati
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